Thursday, June 7, 2007

another role model

i've always admired audredy hepburn even though her performances were a little before my time. one of the earliest movie going experiences that i can remember was with my mom seeing Wait Until Dark. boy, did that movie spook me. not only because i was fairly young, but because ms. hepburn did such an excellent job at acting as the blind victim who had to outwit her attacker. of course, later, when i was older, i watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady.

she was such a good actress. but that's about all i knew about her. i didn't know what kind of person she was. below is a wonderful poem she wrote when asked to share her "beauty tips." it was read at her funeral years later.

"for attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
for lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
for a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
for beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
for poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
people, even more than things, have to be
restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,and redeemed;
never throw out anyone.
remember, if you ever need a helping hand,
you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
as you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands;
one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others."

i just thought that was beautiful. those are words we all should strive to live out. it's probably what made her such a beautiful lady, inside and out. here is one more quote.

"i am proud to have been in a business that gives pleasure, creates beauty, and awakens our conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly,
gives millions a respite from our so violent world."

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Penless Thoughts said...

What a nice thing. Movies would be different today if more of the actors and actresses felt like that. Thanks for shareing I'd never heard this before.

Anonymous said...

I saw that movie. It was scary. I don't know who she is but I do like what she said.